American History/20th Century

Collections with Divisional Holdings

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 1, The Roger Baldwin Years

    The American Civil Liberties Union Records, The Roger Baldwin years, document the activities of the ACLU from 1917 through 1950. The files contain materials on conscientious objection, freedom of speech, academic and religious freedom, censorship, labor rights, the Espionage Act of 1917, political demonstrations, political propaganda, the Ku Klux Klan and other patrioteering organizations, mob violence, racism, lynching, and other civil liberty issues. Materials include correspondence and newspaper clippings.

  • George S. McGovern Papers Series 5: Audiovisual Materials

    The Audiovisual Materials Series documents George McGovern's political career,
    including his years in the House of Representatives 1956-1960 (no materials dating
    from 1956), his service as Special Assistant to the President, in which function he
    directed the Food for Peace Program (1961-1962), and his senatorial career
    (1962-1981). In addition, the series contains campaign materials from McGovern's
    House and Senate campaigns as well as his 1972 presidential campaign and his

  • Lindley M. Garrison Papers

    Garrison's papers document his service as Secretary of War and include correspondence, writings, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence includes letters between Garrison and government officials, legislators and citizens, and includes discussions of military policy and business pleasantries. The majority of the papers document United States military preparation before entering World War I, and also includes materials regarding the Philippines and Mexico.

  • David E. Lilienthal Papers

    This collection consists of the papers of Lilienthal spanning his entire career.

  • David Aiken Reed Papers

    Consists of scrapbooks of primarily newspaper clippings, but also photographs, correspondence, and copies of speeches, documenting the career of Reed (Princeton Class of 1900) between 1914 and 1940. Clippings also document, among other subjects, World War I, the 1932 Bonus March, the 1936 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Notable correspondents include Herbert Hoover, Henry Luce, and General John J. Pershing. Some Hoover correspondence and clippings relate to Reed’s participation in the London Naval Conference of 1930 as the U.S delegate.

  • Rubber Development Corporation, Amazon Division Records

    Consists of records of the Rubber Development Corporation's Amazon Division, managed by Philip H. Williams in Manaos, Brazil, during World War II. Included are business and financial files (1942-1945)–correspondence, memoranda, technicians' reports, charts, photographs, newspaper clippings–relating to personnel, supplies, accounts, sales, stock, native tappers, and sources and treatment of rubber.

  • American Civil Liberties Union Records

    These records document the administration and work of the ACLU's national office, regional offices, and legal projects, with particular emphasis on the areas of civil rights, children and women's rights, freedom of speech (and all First Amendment questions), and due process, among many others. The records include case files, correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and files of staff members. A large portion of the records are related to the numerous cases that the ACLU was involved in on a wide range of civil liberties issues.

  • George McAneny Papers

    Contains papers of McAneny--lectures, reports, correspondence, committee and association files, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs--referring to his numerous positions in the government of New York City, including president of the Borough of Manhattan (1910-1913), president of the Board of Aldermen (1914-1916), and chairman of the State Transit Commission (1921).

  • Lincoln MacVeagh Papers

    Consists of papers of MacVeagh relating to his diplomatic career as minister to Greece (1933-1942), ambassador to the exiled Greek and Yugoslav governments in Cairo (1943-1944), and returning ambassador to Greece (1944-1947). Included are typed transcripts of portions of diaries covering much of this diplomatic period (1939-1945); dispatches and telegrams to the State Department (1933-1940) concerning primarily political and diplomatic events in Greece, such as General John Metaxas’s dictatorship, and Yugoslavia; and copies of his correspondence with President Franklin D.

  • C. Pardee Foulke Papers on Woodrow Wilson

    The C. Pardee Foulke Papers on Woodrow Wilson consist of a typed manuscript with holograph corrections of an unpublished biography of Woodrow Wilson.

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